List FSBO or With a Realtor?

Don’t Tackle Selling Your Home on Your Own – an Agent Can Help If you’re looking to maximize your sale and minimize your effort, you need to work with a real estate professional. In a sellers’ market like today’s, it can be tempting to list your house on your own – known as For Sale By Owner (FSBO). ButContinue reading “List FSBO or With a Realtor?”

415 6th St, Marion, IA 52302

Walking into this home for the first time I was a bit taken back, as it had been lived in for some years by renters. Luckily for us, they had extracted all their belongings, leaving only the reminiscence of their lack of cleanliness. The good thing though, is my client and I have known eachContinue reading “415 6th St, Marion, IA 52302”

3 Charts That Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble

With home prices continuing to deliver double-digit increases, some are concerned we’re in a housing bubble like the one in 2006. However, a closer look at the market data indicates this is nothing like 2006 for three major reasons. 1. The housing market isn’t driven by risky mortgage loans. Back in 2006, nearly everyone couldContinue reading “3 Charts That Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble”

How to Make a Winning Offer on a Home

Today’s homebuyers are faced with a strong sellers’ market, which means there are a lot of active buyers competing for a relatively low number of available homes. As a result, it’s essential to understand how to make a confident and competitive offer on your dream home. Here are five tips for success in this critical stage of theContinue reading “How to Make a Winning Offer on a Home”

What Is the #1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership?

There are many financial and non-financial benefits of homeownership, and the greatest financial one is wealth creation. Homeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder that leads to forming household wealth. As Freddie Mac explains: “Homeownership has cemented its role as part of the American Dream, providing families with a place that is their own andContinue reading “What Is the #1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership?”

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